Maplewood Farm

Maplewood Farm is an educational attraction in North Vancouver with pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, horses, cows and a whole lot more.

At the farm you’ll likely also see ducks, geese and maybe even a donkey, plus lots of little kids and their families.


This article contains the following information about Maplewood Farm:

Location | Farm Hours & Admission | When to Visit Maplewood Farm | Tips & Advice | Other Information


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Years ago Maplewood Farm was a real dairy on the North Shore, but now it’s an educational centre and petting zoo. The place is home to a couple of hundred domesticated animals and feathered creatures. The farm is an exceptional place for children, plus their parents, grandparents and friends. It’s always fun seeing how children interact with animals. Little kids love it!


Farm Location

Maplewood Farm is located at 405 Seymour River Place in North Vancouver not far from the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge.

Click Getting to Maplewood Farm for directions on how to get there.


Maplewood Farm with Donkey


Farm Hours & Admission

Maplewood Farm is usually open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm 7 days a week, except for in January and December when it’s closed on Mondays. During Spring Break in March and then again from April until the beginning of September, it opens 90 minutes earlier, so at 8:30 am.

Slow seasons are from January until mid-March and then again from around the Labour Day Long Weekend until the end of the year. The busy season is from mid-March (around when Spring Break begins) until the beginning of September.

As of early 2024, prices during the slower season (from September to mid-March) are the following:

  • Adults (ages 17 to 54): $9.90
  • Seniors (ages 55+): $5.85
  • Children & Youth (ages 19 months to 16 years): $5.85
  • Little Babies: Free

Admission rates during the busier spring and summer seasons are the following:

  • Adults (ages 17 to 54): $11.70
  • Seniors (ages 55+): $7.65
  • Children & Youth (ages 19 months to 16 years): $7.65
  • Little Babies: Free

Annual family memberships cost $170.90 (or $145.26 for renewals).

Parking at the farm is free. If the parking lot gets full, there is also street parking in the area. Bird seed costs $3 for a bag.


When to Visit Maplewood Farm

Maplewood Farm is best visited when it isn’t raining.

The best times to visit Maplewood Farm are early spring when there are baby animals and from late spring to early fall when the trees have their leaves. Another good time to visit is at the end of each day, so at around 3:30 pm. That’s when the workers round up all the free-running farm animals and put them in their homes for the night.


Maplewood Farm Goat


Tips and Advice

Below are some suggestions on how to make the most out of your visit to Maplewood Farms.

TIP #1: Families can bring picnic baskets, and there is even a large picnic shelter that people can use, which is great on rainy days.

TIP #2: Bring your own fresh veggies to feed the bunnies. Bird seed is available for about $3 a bag for the ducks and chickens. Most other animals, however, are not to be fed.

TIP #3: Don’t forget to wash your hands after touching the animals. There are hand-cleaning stations at various locations.

TIP #4: There isn’t a lot of parking at Maplewood Farm. It’s not a small parking lot, but it can still fill up on weekends or during school holidays. Across the street there is extra parking on weekends, evenings and in the summer at Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School. At other times, if the main parking lot is full you’ll just have to find a spot somewhere down the road.

TIP #5: If you like farms, there are a number of exceptional places you’d probably love in the Fraser Valley. One of our favourites is Maan Farms which has a petting zoo area as well as lots of play structures for kids. It’s in Abbotsford, as is Taves Family Farms which is also really good. Both farms have special events at Easter in the spring and Pumpkin Patch Activities in October, as does Fantasy Farms in Chilliwack which is also recommended. Another exceptional farm is Greendale Acres which is also in Chilliwack.


Other Information

Visit the Maplewood Farm website for more information.

For other ideas on things to do in the area, click North Vancouver or the North Shore.

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